CAST:  Kunal Kemmu, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Piyush Mishra and Alka Amin.

DIRECTOR: Vipul Mehta

Jamnaprasad (Kunal Kemmu), son of Gangaprasad (Piyush Mishra) and Saraswati (Alka Amin) and husband of Madhuri (Shweta Tripathi Sharma), is the miserly sort who skimps on the essentials and even stubs out incense sticks after he is done with his prayers.

‘Kanjoos Makhichoos’ review: Cheap thrills

A financial opportunity presents itself to Jamnaprasad when his parent are declared missing during a pilgrimage to Uttarakhand. The officers in charge of sanctioning compensation, Chaturvedi (Rajiv Gupta) and Yadav (Raju Srivastava), demand and are given bribes to release the amount due to Jamnaprasad.

The rest of the story of Jamnaprasad’s personal journey to become a scam-buster.

Although the setting of the film provides a good backdrop for the primary story, it is evident that the makers of the film paid little attention to the screenplay. The dialogues and situations depicted in the film lack freshness and fail to bring any new elements to the table. Despite having seasoned actors like Shweta Tripathi, Piyush Mishra, and Rajiv Gupta, the film fails to make the most of their talents,

Kunal Kemmu’s performance is noteworthy and helps the film to some extent. He adeptly adopts the mannerisms of a person from Uttar Pradesh and showcases his impeccable comic timing. Rajiv Gupta’s portrayal of Chaturvedi, a corrupt government official, injects some much-needed moments of sanity into this otherwise insipid film.

However, it is incomprehensible that a skilled actor like Piyush Mishra has been reduced to a caricature in the movie.The writing does wear the movie down and even the jokes fall flat and sound very repetitive.

‘Kanjoos Makhichoos’ tries to straddle the line between being a pure comedy film and a pure family film, but ultimately falls short of both categories, resulting in an average movie.

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